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04-01-2013, 06:19 AM #35
Few things I found out today...
Koo Kien Keat is indeed what people say he is; frantic, playful and just plain fun
Shin Baek Choel is very good at English - can understand what is said instantly and has clear enough pronunciation
Sayaka Takahashi is extremely nice, has good manners and always in a positive mood!
04-01-2013, 06:54 AM #36
2013 Australian Open (from April 02 to April 07)
04-01-2013, 07:20 AM #37
Probably more than 50% of spectators attending this tournament are Malaysians supporters. Koo Kien Keat should get strong support.
I wonder if Shin Baek Choel and Sayaka Takahashi will get enough support in this tournament. Previous years, when the Australian Open tournaments were held in Melbourne, I usually give my support to the Korean and the Japanese teams.
04-01-2013, 07:32 AM #38
04-01-2013, 08:56 AM #39
Unfortunately, I don't see big support for Japan or even Korea since no big names are competing. Shin Baek Choel may be recognizable by some audiences, but a majority of them would only know Lee Chong Wei...
China undoubtedly will have supporters regardless, since they have alot of families, relatives and groups resided here in Australia and a majority of the badminton players here are Chinese
But there are hardly any Korean or Japanese players in Sydney that play the sport, so it's difficult
04-01-2013, 11:34 AM #40
The MS title is in LCW's bag already; he'll be walking all over his opponents.
I'm curious to see how well or badly some of his unfortunate opponents will fare against him, eg Qiao Bin, Xue Song or Gao Huan.
04-01-2013, 06:59 PM #41
2013 Australian Open (Sayaka Yakahashi photo)
Sayaka Yakahashi posted a photo and said "Tomorrow game!!!! fighting^^ berusaha^^".
But she still doesn't know who will be her opponent.
04-02-2013, 12:09 AM #42
2012 WINNERS => http://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sp...CE0&d=20120408
MS : Chen Jin (CHN)
WS : Han Li (CHN)
MD : Markis Kido/Hendra Setiawan (INA)
WD : Luo Ying/Luo Yu (CHN)
XD : Chen Hung Ling/Cheng Wen Hsing (TPE)
None of them will defend their title here.
04-02-2013, 02:52 AM #43
04-02-2013, 03:07 AM #44
So, no live streaming so far????
04-02-2013, 07:41 AM #45
04-02-2013, 07:51 AM #46
04-02-2013, 08:51 AM #47
Tomorrow will be Xue Song's first real test against K Sakai who is seeded 15 and has some regular international experience.
Qiao Bin will face the relatively strong 8th seed Hsu Jen Hao, not to be trifled with.
As for Tian Houwei, I'm not too confident of his chances against Abdul Latif.
04-02-2013, 09:43 AM #48
Didn't expect the day's matches to finish so early, kudos to the tournament organizer.
No livestreaming yet, hope to find it tomorrow.
04-02-2013, 02:58 PM #49
I couldn't find one single Australian player who won a match against a foreign player except the walkovers and retired. They should do something about it, shouldn't they?
04-02-2013, 07:43 PM #50
04-02-2013, 08:22 PM #51
Badminton is not a popular sport in Australia, that's why.
Our better athletes often go for sports where the money is better.
In Tennis, Cricket, Football, etc, etc, ......, it's where good players can earn US$millions a year.
In Badminton, rewards are only in US$hundreds or very low US$thousands a year.
BTW, while our AUS seniors are at the Australian Open, our juniors are at the 2013 June Bevan Trophy (under 17 event).
So far, Australia is doing well against New Zealand. Here are some results:
Last edited by chris-ccc; 04-02-2013 at 08:30 PM.